Diana Negrín

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Geography Department
Diana Negrín da Silva is a native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Negrín received her doctorate from the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Wixárika Research Center, a non-profit organization that supports the study and defense of Wixárika culture and territory. Her research examines the production of racial discourses and practices in Mexico and the Western Hemisphere more widely and builds on debates concerning migration, identity formation, urbanization, activism, and the construction of place.
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I am geographer and curator with a focus on identity, space and social movements in Latin America and the United States. Since 2003 I have conducted ethnographic and archival research in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit with a primary focus on urban indigenous university students and young professionals.  My scholarship engages human and cultural geography, critical race theory, cultural studies, political ecology and urban studies. My current research examines the politics of solidarity within interracial and cross-geographic alliances that mobilize around indigenous culture and territory.


Diana Negrín
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article, 2023